If you are serious about wine collecting, then you must work with a wine refrigeration expert or an HVAC specialist to ensure that your wine cooling unit is capable of aging your wines until they are ready for consumption. At Bella Vita Wine Cellars, we offer different types of wine cellar cooling units provided by reliable manufacturers in the industry. We will help you in choosing the perfect climate control system for your needs.
Wine Cellar Cooling Units: What Experts in Orange County Have to Offer
Selecting a wine cellar builder can be a difficult task. Finding the right craftsman with a flair for your style, and your budget can be challenging. The contractor not only must have technical skills to install wine racking systems, wine cellar doors, and lighting, but also should have the ability to build a wine cellar according to the technical requirements. Understanding the need for a vapor barrier, proper insulation, exterior grade doors, cooling options, and sealing of the complete enclosure is paramount to a well-built home wine room.
A contractor should have experience in all of the above, with several successful projects in their portfolio. In addition, the contractor should know how the wine cellar cooling unit interacts with the environment.
Bella Vita Wine Cellars – Composed of Knowledgeable and Experienced Wine Cooling Unit Experts
You should hire a company that has extensive knowledge and experience in wine cellar refrigeration. They should be able to determine which of the following types of wine cooling units is ideal for each client:
Through the Wall or Self-Contained Systems – This type of wine cellar cooling unit is placed in between the wall studs. An HVAC technician is not required for the installation. However, you will need an exhaust room for proper dissipation of the heat coming from the wine cellar refrigeration system.
Ducted Cooling Wine Cellar Cooling Units – The main advantage of the ducted wine cooling system is that there is no visible equipment inside your wine room because both the evaporator and condenser are installed outdoors. The installation requires ductwork to allow the cold air to be ducted to and from the cellar.
Ductless Split Systems – The ductless split wine cellar cooling unit is recommended by master builders in Orange County to wine collectors who do not want noise coming from their climate control system.
Planning and forethought for their proper installation as well as determining supply and return register placement in walls and ceilings are essential. The bottom line is that a good contractor should have a working knowledge of proper wine room airflow, and the ability to expertly blend your design elements with the functions of a wine room cooling unit. At Bella Vita Wine Cellars, we are an expert in designing wine rooms and providing HVAC services.
How We Determine the Right Size of Wine Cellar Cooling Unit for Each Project
At Bella Vita Wine Cellars, we perform a standard procedure, which is the heat load calculation. Through this process, we will be able to identify the capacity and size of the wine cellar cooling unit that fits your residential or commercial wine cellar in Orange County.
Let us help you determine the correct unit and size by doing a heat load calculation, while square footage is a basic guide for determining the size. It does not capture all the heat factors for a cellar such as these:
We consider the following factors in doing the heat load calculation:
- Windows, glass walls, and lighting – The amount of glass used on the walls or windows and the lighting in your wine cellar may necessitate a unit with higher cooling capacity.
- Traffic – If your wine cellar gets high traffic – thus frequently allowing outside air into the cellar (such as in commercial cellars) – you will need a higher capacity unit than the square footage would suggest.
- Bottle rotation – If you rotate the bottles in your cellar often, your heat load will be higher, increasing the need for a higher capacity unit. (Initially, most cellars take longer to cool to the desired temperature, since all bottles in the cellar must be cooled simultaneously).
- Climate – Areas with high ambient temperatures or cellars with poor insulation may require higher capacity units.
How High-Grade Wine Cellar Cooling Units Installed by Bella Vita Wine Cellars HVAC Specialists Can Regulate the Humidity Levels
Humidity is a critical, yet often overlooked feature in wine cellar design. The ideal wine cellar humidity level is between 60 to 70 percent. If the humidity falls outside the normal range, wine quality may be affected in a number of ways.
When the humidity is higher than 70%, it will likely cause mold and degradation of the labels and glue. When the humidity is below 50%, corks will begin to dry out, resulting in loss of liquid in the bottles and possible degradation of the wine.
Problems resulting from humidity issues can be solved or avoided with the right planning. The first step should be the installation of a vapor barrier around the entire room. A wine cellar cooling unit alone cannot add moisture or humidify cellar air. It needs a humidifier if you live in a drier climate.
Optional Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Accessories Offered by Bella Vita Wine Cellars
We offer optional accessories to improve the performance of your wine cellar cooling unit and enhance your drinking experience.
- Wine Cellar Controls
- Options & Accessories
- NEW Pro Series by Wine Guardian (24v) allows you to integrate with your home automation. Works with Crestron, Nest, and Honeywell Smart Thermostats
Seek the Help of a Bella Vita Wine Cellars Cooling Unit Expert!
Help your wines preserve their desirable characteristics by investing in a wine cellar cooling unit chosen and installed by master builders.
Bella Vita Wine Cellars can work on all types of wine cellars, including glass ones. We find the right solutions to your problems and needs and offer complete wine cellar cooling services, from choosing the right wine cellar cooling unit to installing them properly for you.
Whether you’re located in Rossmoor, Corona Del Mar, San Juan Capistrano, Surfside, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa or in a nearby city in Orange County, our team can assist you in creating the proper insulation for your home wine cellar.
Need help? Call us at +1 (714) 798-9858 today!
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